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Educational Resources
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Pet Owners

Avian Necropsy Examination

Authors: Drs. Elizabeth Buckles, Jodi Korich, Jaime Ruiz, Benjamin Lucio-Martinez, Alfonso Torres, Alejandro Banda and Shankar Mondal

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture

This 11-part video series provides a complete step-by-step guide to the necropsy examination of poultry. Learn how to select the appropriate birds to examine, systematically evaluate all the body systems, identify abnormal gross lesions, and much more. Running time is 96 minutes.

Poultry Examination and Diagnostics

Developed by leading poultry veterinarians at Cornell University and the United States Department of Agriculture, this comprehensive 3-disc training series is designed to help veterinarians and students improve their poultry diagnostic and disease management skills. Includes 150 minutes of narrated step-by-step videos, demonstrating how to perform a complete necropsy examination as well as numerous techniques for collecting diagnostic samples for laboratory testing. Install the interactive Atlas of Avian Diseases on your computer and get instant access to thousands of clinical images demonstrating a variety of avian diseases. Review image sets by disease, gross lesion, or clinical sign- and visually build a differential diagnosis based on your clinical observations. Each disease profile includes up-to-date information on etiology, host range, clinical signs, differential diagnoses, testing, and prevention and control.

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